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Choosing the future for antarctica

Choosing the future of Antarctica

Authors: S. R. Rintoul, S.L. Chown, R.M. DeCento, et all
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Papers
Summary: We present two narratives on the future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, from the perspective of an observer looking back from 2070. In the first scenario, greenhouse gas emissions remained unchecked, the climate continued to warm, and the policy response was ineffective; this had large ramifications in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, with worldwide impacts. In the second scenario, ambitious action was taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to establish policies that reduced anthropogenic pressure on the environment, slowing the rate of change in Antarctica.
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Antarctic Research and New Zealand’s Climate Future

Authors: James Renwick and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Climate change will be a major policy challenge over the coming decades. New Zealand society will be faced with major changes as we work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to the changes that are already inevitable
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The Changing Antarctic and Southern Ocean and Pathway to Policy

Authors: Craig Stevens with support from Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The Southern Ocean plays a major role in global climate. What happens in this fast-changing region will have huge impacts on New Zealand in the coming decades.